Symbol Set Management With Multiple Applications
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
This article describes a method of resolving conflicts that arise when many applications share a screen and have differing symbol set requirements. In a windowing environment, it is possible to have several applications displayed simultaneously and requiring the use of the same symbol-set 'slots' or logical identifiers. If there are no conflicting requirements between the applications, then each application is able to use the correct device symbol-set resource. However, if there is a conflict between applications running in different windows, a set of priorities apply. When a conflict does arise, then the use of the symbol-set 'slots' and logical identifiers in conflict is allocated to the application using the highest priority window of the applications in conflict.